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Youth Entrepreneurship Camp & Scholarships

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From Monday, June 27, 2022
To Thursday, June 30, 2022
by bdust

Scholarships Available for Youth Entrepreneurship Camp to be Held June 27- 30th at Elevate in Mattoon

Is your 11–15-year-old creative, curious or just might want to learn about making money this summer?  If so, sign them up for Camp Start-Up, an entrepreneurship day camp and business pitch competition to be held June 27-30th from 9 am – 3 pm at Elevate, Cross County Innovation Center, in Mattoon, IL. Campers will learn what they need to start up, market and run their own business or start a business with friends. Local entrepreneurs and ClassE alumni will mentor you and your friends to get your venture started. 

  • Turn an idea or your passion into a money-making adventure
  • Explore starting a business all while having fun with scavenger hunts, guest speakers, tours, games and video/ad creation. 
  • Participate in the “Think Big” Olympics
  • Learn how to make logos and social media posts
  • $50 will awarded for the best business pitch. 

“Camp Start-up was one of my favorite camps I’ve ever been to. All of the staff were super kind and helpful,” says Chaya Haslett, Camp Start-up participant in 2021. “The games they played were all so fun and I would definitely recommend Camp Start-up for any young entrepreneur who wants to start a business like me.”

The fee is $149 per camper. However, ten full scholarships are available to Charleston Middle School Students thanks to a Consolidated Communication Endowment for Economic Development and Community Leadership grant. Other partial scholarships are also available. Learn more and register online at: https://www.dauconsultingservices.com/camp-start-up/. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Jeanne Dau, Camp Director, entrepreneur and former ClassE facilitator at (217) 549-2564.